Prevention of constipation among users of opioids at a Danish community pharmacy: Patient information and laxative treatment
- At: Amsterdam (the Netherlands) (2012)
- Type: Poster
- By: HEESCH, Kim (Copenhagen Sønderbro Pharmacy, Copenhagen, Denmark)
- Co-author(s): Pottegaard, A. (University of Southern Denmark/Clinical Pharmacology,Institute of Public Health, Odense, Denmark)
Salmasi, H. (Copenhagen Sønderbro Pharmacy, Copenhagen, Denmark)
Schytte-Hansen, S. (Unit for Patient Safety/Hvidovre Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark)
In the Capital Region of Denmark, an estimated 1082 admissions and 251 re-admissions were related to opioid induced constipation in 2010. These admissions constitute a serious concern regarding patient safety. While the majority of these re-admissions are probably preventable by proper use of laxatives and adequate patient The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.